Kerry began life under Jack O'Connor again with a 2-13 to 0-11 NFL win over Donegal in Tralee on Sunday. "It was the first time I won the first round of the league at my fourth attempt," revealed O'Connor afterwards. "Traditionally Kerry are slow starters in the league. It was good to win. It was important to get a win after looking at the way Tyrone played on Saturday night against Dublin. You wouldn't want to be going up there looking for your first points." Kerry received a major boost on the eve of the game when Tadgh Kennelly confirmed he is on his way back home after a career with the Sydney Swans Aussie Rules side. "Let him come first and we'll have a chat with him and see how he's feeling," added O'Connor. "We can't pass judgment until we see what shape he is in." Kennelly is due back in Ireland shortly as he looks to add another All-Ireland medal to the family collection. "I want to go back home, to be with my family and to be fit enough to still play back at home," said Kennelly. "It has been on my mind and making this decision is on par with me coming out here in the first place... it is a risk. "It has been a great 10 years at the Sydney Swans and I want to thank everyone who has been involved in my career out here." New Donegal boss John Joe Doherty had no complaints about the result. He said, "It's a reality check for us and no better time to get it."

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